[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News for May 18th
ethan mindlace fremen
Fri, 18 May 2001 23:56:45 -0400
Tired of the Web? Talk to zope in many ways.
Who has the biggest zope? the longest?
Zope 2.4 alpha coming soon, and more Zope.org
information in this week's Zope Weekly News
(10 min under the wire)
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and not the opinions of Digital Creations, The Zope Community
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The EuroZope crew is organizing a two
day Zope only conference in Berlin on the 12th
and 13th of July.
Those interested in participating should join the
discussion on the "EuroZope mailinglist",
Zope in the News
The Canadian Government, in its Smart Communities
project, calls Zope a "robust, portable and completely
browser-based application development framework",
101 ways to talk to your Zope
There has been discussion for years about how to talk
with zope and the ZODB in ways other than the standard
web interface. Not being just sound and fury, there
are several products out there that let you approach
your zope in different and interesting ways:
ZCVSMixin allows the management of zope objects in CVS.
it recently had a beta release. The basic idea is that
you designate folders to be managed via CVS and can then
use your usual CVS tools to manage them!
* "Wing IDE +
The Wing IDE, a visible-source, extremely reasonably priced IDE
environment for Python, works well with Zope.
Essentially, you import a "wingdbstub" in your z2.py and can
then set breakpoints in the zope code/your code,
and step through a live, running zope to see how your
code is behaving.
Mentioned last week, ZShell gives you a web-based CLI
interface to your zope. Under heavy development,
the most recent version gives you a "grep" command that
can not only do regular-expression searches, but
A very alpha GNOME client for zope that lets you
browse and edit Zope via WebDAV
Don't forget - Zope also comes with FTP and webDAV built in.
Biggest vs. Longest
There's been some discussion of which zope has been up the longest on the
Zope list as well as ZopeZen. Looks like the current record is
Tim Cook has zope running on an "IBM S/390":http://18.104.22.168:8080/
his Free Practice Management solution for doctors, which, until I hear
is the biggest hardware running Zope.
As a side note, you really don't want to be there when PythonLabs folks
start comparing dicts...
by Brian Lloyd
Marching on 2.4, opening CVS, API documentation
We are planning for a Zope 2.4 alpha the week of May 21 - nearly
all of the major tasks for Zope 2.4 on Python 2.1 are either
complete or in the testing / wrapping up phase. You can look at
the 2.4 plan to "follo----
by Martijn Faassen
On april 30 Formulator 0.9 was released. This is a complete
reimplementation of ZFormulator. Formulator is a flexible and
extensible framework for the creation and validation of forms.
It integrates well with the Zope management interface.
Online help is provided.
I'm looking for feedback on Formulator, both from people trying
to use it as well as people trying to extend it with new fields
in Python. So if you're curious, please go and "check it out",
w the status of the 2.4 track",
Some of the tasks completed this week include the "extended
DTML sorting capability",
and "sequence variable prefixes",
The "Zope CVS Migration",
project is moving along. We have worked out and captured the
requirements and design for the repository structure and we have
the basic CVS infrastructure in place. There are a number of
documentation and coordination tasks left, but most of the
hard decisions have been. Now its a matter of working the
In other Fishbowl news, the guys in Portland are working on "an
effort to produce / improve documentation for the Zope API",
Please visit the project area and add your two cents! A big part
of "getting the documentation right" is hearing from you about
what is currently wrong.
by Ethan Fremen
CMFWiki, an attempt to make Wiki pages participate in the CMF, is
There is a new "MockUp",
of navigation and control elements for the new zope.org. Does it suck?
I've also done some work putting together Actors and Goals to try to
the Use Cases that are relevant for zope.org.
Kill HTML Mail
There is a proposal out there to reject mail formatted in html that
to the list. I can change things so that any html mail that gets sent
list is rejected with a message that states that the lists do not accept
HTML mail. If you think it should be that way, send an "email to
with the subject "no html mail". If you think that the behaviour should
stay the same, "email the webmaster",
with the subject "ok html mail"